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Its.Jim
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XPS 8700 - 4TB Hard Drive - WIndows 10 - Driver Install Issue

This is strange but perhaps someone else has seen this as well...

XPS8700 doing a clean install of Windows 10 on an XPS8700 with the factory 1TB as drive C.

Additional Drives are the CDROM drive and a new HGST 4TB drive.

I downloaded drivers to the 4TB drive. ALL drivers have the same issue:
IF from the 4TB drive I click on the driver executable, the decompress and run fails EVERY time, EVERY driver so far up to the video driver.

IF I copy the driver file to the 1TB OS drive (desktop) and click on it.... IT WORKS.  

What gives?

Anyone know?

Thanks!

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beamermt79
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RE: XPS 8700 - 4TB Hard Drive - WIndows 10 - Driver Install Issue

Hello!  If memory serves me correctly, the XPS 8700 BIOS cannot fully read the 4tb drive as one whole drive, thus you have to partition it into 2 smaller drives.  Try partitioning the drive into 2, 2TB paritions and see if that helps.  I think the max for a lot of computers is 3TB?

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